The holiday feeling

Highlights of holiday-related events in the Tri-State area

Highlights of holiday-related events in the Tri-State area

November 25, 2009|By TIFFANY ARNOLD

Thanksgiving has come -- so begins the season of year-end, holiday-themed entertainment in the Tri-State region.

When rounding up this list of post-Thanksgiving events, The Herald-Mail discovered plenty of opportunities to work off all that stuffing. Happy holidays, and enjoy.


VENUE | Hager Hall Conference & Event Center

901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown


o Sixth annual Festival of Trees

When: Tuesday Dec. 1, through Saturday, Dec. 5

Tickets: Admission to the Festival of Trees --$5 per day or $8 per multi-day adult admission, with discounts for seniors and children. Admission prices and Tickets vary for related events. Go to festivaloftrees for the full schedule.


VENUE | The Maryland Theatre

21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown

Box office: 301-790-2000


o Maryland Symphony Orchestra's 'Home for the Holidays'

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20

The MSO's holiday concert features mezzo soprano Tami Dahbura and student Kristen DiMercurio, MSO's vocal competition winner.

Tickets: $12, $18 and $22. Purchase at


VENUE | Weinberg Center for the Arts

20 W. Patrick St., Downtown Frederick, Md.

Box office: 301-600-2828


o An Afternoon of Christmas Animation

Christmas favorites include "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol," and "The Pink Panther in: A Pink Christmas."

When: 2 p.m. Friday Nov. 27

Tickets: $6 admission; $4 students and seniors.

o Weinberg Winterfest & Tuba Christmas Concert

Expect Christmas carols performed by tuba and euphonium players, plus singalongs led by Ray Brubacher on the Wurlitzer organ and Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

When: Saturday, Nov. 28. Tuba concert at noon; Winterfest, 2 p.m.

Tickets: Admission via cash donation or canned food donation to the Frederick Community Action Agency.

o 'Beautiful World: Christmas'

Pianist and vocalist Jim Brickman performs holiday tunes.

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23

Cost: $25, $35 and $45.

o 15th annual Messiah Sing-Along

Frederick Children's Chorus, Frederick Chamber Singers and high school students from Washington, Frederick and Montgomery counties join to sing Handel's "Messiah."

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22

Cost: $18


VENUE | Frank Center Theatre

Shepherd University campus, Shepherdstown W.Va., off University Drive and W.Va. 45.

Contact: Call 304-876-5765, e-mail or go to

o Holiday Gala Concert

Part of Shepherd University's Friends of Music Concert series, the program features Shepherd University Wind Symphony, vocal ensembles and other musicians.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6

Cost: $15


VENUE | The Capitol Theatre

159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa.

Box office: 717-263-0202,


o A Capitol Christmas Concert

Lynn Lerew and the Hagerstown Municipal Band return for a repeat performance, with a rumored visit from the big guy in red.

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11

Tickets: $23

o Film 'Holiday Inn'

Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire star in the classic holiday film, set to the music of Irving Berlin, who provides a steady stream of holiday songs.

When: 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9

Tickets: Free admission

o Film 'White Christmas'

The classic feel-good Christmas film about two Army buds-turned-dancing-duo who team up to help out their former general.

When: 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23

Tickets: Free admission

VENUE | H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center

Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pa. The campus address is 1871 Old Main Drive.

Box office: 717-477-7469


o Canadian Brass Christmas

The brass quintet from Canada has an affinity for baroque music and will perform Christmas songs at the Luhrs Center.

When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10

Tickets: $22 to $38

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